Thailand

Thai man who killed his wife and family after she wanted to go back to her former husband is arrested

Thai man who killed his wife and family after she wanted to go back to her former husband is arrested

January 16, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The killer was arrested yesterday in a forest area in Ranong. A video has emerged of the last moments of his Thai wife and her… Read More ›

Cambodia’s recall of diplomatic passports linked to press reports of Yingluck’s Hong Kong dealings

Cambodia’s recall of diplomatic passports linked to press reports of Yingluck’s Hong Kong dealings

January 15, 2019

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Press reports and comments from Phnom Penh suggest that either the passport, reportedly used by Yingluck Shiniwatra, in the Hong Kong company filing is fake… Read More ›

Thai police in Pattaya investigating American tourist’s claim that he was robbed by a taxi driver who drove off

Thai police in Pattaya investigating American tourist’s claim that he was robbed by a taxi driver who drove off

January 15, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Thai police were called to an incident on Sunday morning when a partially handicapped American man fell on the road as he tried to run… Read More ›

European Union gives Thailand’s fishing industry a vote of confidence as it lifts yellow card warning

European Union gives Thailand’s fishing industry a vote of confidence as it lifts yellow card warning

January 14, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

A singular achievement for the Thai government and current Prime Minister Prayut Chan ocha who in 2015 and 2016 battled against threats of a red… Read More ›

Leonardo Di Caprio returns to Thailand and the beach on vacation with his stunning Italian girlfriend

Leonardo Di Caprio returns to Thailand and the beach on vacation with his stunning Italian girlfriend

January 14, 2019

Foreigners, Media, Thai World, Thailand:

The Hollywood legend whose movie The Beach has inspired a generation of younger visitors to Thailand returned the country over the New Year to retrace… Read More ›

Thailand’s women, culture and weather are all factors which lead to more foreigner suicides

Thailand’s women, culture and weather are all factors which lead to more foreigner suicides

January 13, 2019

Culture, Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

Two glaring public suicides involving western men this week in addition to the ongoing reports of falls from balconies and tragic endings in hotel or… Read More ›

Pheu Thai accuses authorities in Phayao province of ‘political persecution’ as election is stalled

Pheu Thai accuses authorities in Phayao province of ‘political persecution’ as election is stalled

January 12, 2019

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The Prime Minister this week told reporters to await publication of the royal decree which will be published, eventually in the royal gazette. The election… Read More ›

7 young men accused of raping a schoolgirl in Northeastern Thailand behind bars as police investigate

7 young men accused of raping a schoolgirl in Northeastern Thailand behind bars as police investigate

January 11, 2019

Crime, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

Some of the suspects are juveniles and were held by Thai police pending a medical report. One Thai wife defends her husband who is accused… Read More ›

Foreigners and tourists lodge a huge number of complaints to police relating to Thai taxi cabs

Foreigners and tourists lodge a huge number of complaints to police relating to Thai taxi cabs

January 10, 2019

Culture, Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand’s tourist police release a report showing over 12,600 complaints were received. The biggest problems is taxi drivers refusing fares which is illegal under Thai… Read More ›

Prison guard gets life for attempted murder as Thai top brass crack down on prison corruption and ill discipline

Prison guard gets life for attempted murder as Thai top brass crack down on prison corruption and ill discipline

January 10, 2019

Crime, Thailand:

A Thai prison officer has been jailed for life for attempted murder and others dismissed for failure to comply with a new strict code of… Read More ›

Police arrest an American Thai international school teacher after raid on Bangkok cannabis factory

Police arrest an American Thai international school teacher after raid on Bangkok cannabis factory

January 9, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Raid is the second in five weeks on a commercial cannabis factory. Thailand has recently legalised cannabis for medical use but strictly under the control… Read More ›

Being a doctor is the top choice for Thai children as a digital revolution and new future dawns for workers

Being a doctor is the top choice for Thai children as a digital revolution and new future dawns for workers

January 8, 2019

Culture, Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

A huge survey carried out by the Thai office of the giant worldwide temp and recruitment firm, Adecco, has revealed that young Thai minds are preparing… Read More ›

Thai man massacred his Thai wife’s family and his own children because he felt unwelcome at party

Thai man massacred his Thai wife’s family and his own children because he felt unwelcome at party

January 8, 2019

Crime, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

The bizarre and tragic massacre on what should have been a celebratory occasion shows an underlying problem in Thailand where men resort to lethal violence… Read More ›

Thai workers need a 2019 raise but most importantly a successful election outcome and stability

Thai workers need a 2019 raise but most importantly a successful election outcome and stability

January 7, 2019

Economy, Living, More News from Thailand, Personal, Politics, Thailand:

Thai workers need a wage hike as many work overtime or hold two jobs to care for their families. The flexibility of the Thai workforce… Read More ›

Election commission has not set election date – it awaits royal decree from the Thai government to act

Election commission has not set election date – it awaits royal decree from the Thai government to act

January 6, 2019

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

A date for the general election has not yet been set under Thailand’s strict constitutional laws. The election commission must set the date within days… Read More ›

Thai Muslim political party calls for improved ties with Saudi Arabia damaged by 1989 jewel theft

Thai Muslim political party calls for improved ties with Saudi Arabia damaged by 1989 jewel theft

January 5, 2019

Culture, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

New Thai political party for Muslims wants to forge closer links between Thailand and the Islamic world. Veteran politician and leader Pichet Sathirachawala, wants to see… Read More ›

Thailand jails more women than any other country in the world over pink yaba pills and ongoing drug arrests

Thailand jails more women than any other country in the world over pink yaba pills and ongoing drug arrests

January 4, 2019

Crime, Culture, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The speed at which Thailand’s prisons are becoming more and more overcrowded and the alarming increase in the incarceration rate of Thai women is pushing… Read More ›

Election date due shortly but postponement expected as Democrat Party rejects Pheu Thai coalition offer

Election date due shortly but postponement expected as Democrat Party rejects Pheu Thai coalition offer

January 3, 2019

Politics, Thailand:

Democrat Party leader suggested that any coalition deal would need a broad consensus as he rejected an approach from the former, governing Pheu Thai Party.… Read More ›

Thai man burns down his family home: Thailand’s drugs problem is still a very real threat to society

Thai man burns down his family home: Thailand’s drugs problem is still a very real threat to society

January 2, 2019

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The effects of illegal drugs, including addiction, mental aberration and psychosis are real and cannot be ignored even though the some drugs such as cannabis,… Read More ›

Thailand’s Monarch wishes Nation a Happy New Year as coronation is announced for May with a parade

Thailand’s Monarch wishes Nation a Happy New Year as coronation is announced for May with a parade

January 2, 2019

Culture, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The coronation date has been announced in Thailand for the new Thai monarch, King Maha Vajiralongkorn, who assumed the throne in October 2016 with the… Read More ›